Saturday, January 12, 2013


For the Bucky Lab we are always searching for specialized shops. The generalized hardware stores assortment does not suits our special needs. Today was a good day: We found another treasure box filled with stuff you normally have to search for a long time. De Paddestoel in Schiedam next to Rotterdam is a shop specialized for kites and all the stuff around.

You not only find ready to fly kites, but also everything you need to build your own. And of course we are normally not building kites but the products that can be found here are endless to name. Rods out of carbon, glassfibre, a huge variety of fittings to combine these rods, textiles from Spinnaker to other high tensile fabrics, yarn, thready, tapes, cords, ropes and lots of interesting parts you ask yourself for which purpose they are made.

Next to the real shop, which is run by very friendly and well experienced staff, they also have a webhop. So a good one to add to our link list.